Kelley Hawkins, MA, LPC-I
Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern
1000 Westbank Drive, Suite #6-250, Austin, TX 78746
My approach to anger management/anger counseling is action-oriented. I believe that it is possible to productively express anger. However, when someone is unable to express anger productively, then I subscribe to a "stop" approach. This approach protects the person to whom the anger is being directed and allows the person who is angry a "cooling off" period. My approach is systematic and step-oriented. Expressing anger "in the moment" may serve to, simply, add fuel to the fire, rather than solve a problem. I believe that it is important to stop the fire's fuel immediately and, then, later, to revisit and solve the issue/problem.
Shaina Singh, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
906 E. 5th St. #201, Austin, TX 78702
Recognizing that you have a problem and that you need help is a positive step towards change. People with anger issues will often state that they have triggers. In our work together, we will identify what those triggers are, what to do when you are exposed to the trigger, healthy communication skills, healthy boundaries, and healthy relationships. As your therapist, I will walk by your side and help you identify when your thoughts do not reach logical conclusions. We will work together on re-framing how to respond to situations, learn how to relax and stay calm during situations that may be triggering. My approach is non-judgmental, warm and compassionate.
Ann McIntosh, MA, LCSW
Licensed clinical social worker
4407 Bee Cave Rd. Bldg 5 Ste 513, Austin, TX 78746
Anger is a secondary emotion meaning arising when people experience an escalating series of intensifying emotions and with that intensification, feel out of control. To feel back in control, they "act out" by (in no particular order) shout, yell, swear, verbally abuse, break things, drive recklessly, threaten others, and generally drive everyone away from them over time. I teach people to honor their emotions and learn to catch the first inklings of impatience, frustrations, or whatever emotion becomes so uncomfortable for them that they flair. A desire to rid themselves of this potentially sociopathic behavior plus a curiosity to proactively observe themselves is necessary for progress.
Rebecca Kloc, LPC
Therapist/Licensed Professional Counselor
2525 Wallingwood Dr., Building 7-C, Suite 705P, Austin, TX 78746
I have had a great deal of experience working with children and adolescents who have difficulty managing their anger. We look at patterns of behavior. We explore what happened before they felt angry, their triggers. Then together we create a list of coping skills that they can use in place of the inappropriate behaviors they they were using. Since they helped me generate the list, they are invested in these coping skills. I find that many of my clients need a physical outlet for their anger.
Tina Moody, M.Div., M.A.
Licensed Professional Counselor
2700 BeeCave Rd., Ste 114, Austin, TX 78746
What's fueling your fire? Life Practice provides a means to discovering just that and a way to bank the fires of anger and rage. What kind of experience would you have if that power was forged into tools that worked for you rather than against you? When the heat flares, destruction often follows leaving a mess to clean up. Allow us to aid in the clean up and assist you to bring forth a phoenix from the ashes.
Janet Anderson, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Within Driving Distance of Austin, TX
Some of the latest studies suggest that the root issue for those experiencing anger issues stem from a sense of self shame. I received training as an Anger Management Specialist I and am trained to work with individuals either through a 12 session course or a combination of coursework and individual therapy. I've found the latter to be very effective in helping people understand their anger response and develop other resources and outlets to manage that powerful emotion
Lisa Hanusch, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
4131 Spicewood Springs Road Suite G-4, Austin, TX 78759
Dealing with anger is an issue for many. Often, anger is not the primary feeling. Usually, there are many feelings beneath the anger that give rise to it. We will explore together where your anger is coming from and together we will help you acquire skills that will increase your ability to control your reactions. Learning to curb your tendencies toward anger will leave you feeling empowered and will improve your relationships as well.
Elizabeth Dossman, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
5524 Bee Cave Road, Building I, Suite 2, Austin, TX 78746
Anger can be terrifying for everyone. Often we have not learned skills on how to handle anger appropriately and in a healthy manner. Anger itself is not a bad emotion, it is how we choose to use it that can cause problems. Sometimes when we react by yelling or shouting we may be perceiving a threat that is not there. When working with clients I help find out the triggers and emotions that bring out the anger and find better ways to express the anger. These skills can help everyone!
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Austin, TX 78730
Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of anger management in a very humane yet fresh perspective. You see, anger is a normal emotion but it is the valence (intensity) as well as the coupling choice of what one does with this that is the problem. Telling someone to "not" do it or modifying behavior with a trite psychological plan that only breeds a compliant response is not the way to change anger. Brainwave optimization is a new cutting edge technology that allows one to rewire circuitry responsible for reactivity driving the anger. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at email@example.com or 877-606-6161.
Aggie Beasley, MA, BCB, CART, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
311 Lake Travis Business Park RR 620 S, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78734
Anger can cause job loss, loss of friends, and loss of family. An angry individual may nag, bicker, fume, rant, fight, or just bang objects about. You feel angry in response to being hurt or threatened in some way. A boundary that you put in place is perceived as being crossed. How you act upon that anger or express that felt anger is where problems may appear. It is time to seek help when you feel you are out of control or others are asking you to change how you respond. Anger can be managed along with that internal agitation being lessened through learning relaxation skills, discovering the source of the anger, and working on more effective means to deal with those feelings.